New Zealand’s booming apple and pear industry is already promising great career opportunities for the first graduates of a new stand-alone Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture.
Avocado aficionados will benefit from a Queensland research project that aims to strip bare the avocado to reveal detailed information about the popular fruit’s biology.
The adage “from little things, big things grow” certainly applies to University of New England (UNE) PhD student Jack Mooney, who has swapped the backyard greenhouse of his undergraduate days for one of the largest glasshouses in the Southern Hemisphere.
The kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra boost in vitamin C production is the result of the kiwifruit’s ancestors’ spontaneously duplicating their DNA in two separate evolutionary events approximately 50-57 million and…
Australian vegetable-growing farms: an economic survey 2016–17 and 2017–18 shows a 12 per cent increase in cash income for Australian vegetable farms to $319,000 per farm in 2017-18.
Want to try a furry apple with red flesh? Kiwi scientists say modern plant breeding techniques that mimic changes to DNA made in nature – such as CRISPR-Cas9 — will allow us to easily change how fruit and veg look, feel, taste and nourish us.
Victoria’s ability to protect its $2.3 billion horticulture industry against devastating bacterial plant diseases is now even more robust thanks to Agriculture Victoria’s world-leading bioscience capabilities.
Plants get stressed and send defensive signals in the same way humans do, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.
A study commissioned by Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) and its partners has shown that blow flies in the Sunraysia region are the chief pollinators of avocados, despite bee hives regularly featuring in orchards.